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From Bulbapedia.
Genesect's official artwork from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.
Games SSB4
Move Techno Blast
Japanese voice actor Yūji Ueda
Article on Bulbapedia Genesect (Pokémon)
Genesect will attack either with lasers or shots of light. Both will go through walls, so be careful.
Super Smash Bros. 4 Official Site

Genesect (ゲノセクト, Genesect) is a creature from the Pokémon media franchise.


Genesect is a dual Bug/Steel-type Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation V, and is categorized within the Pokédex at #649 as the "Paleozoic Pokémon". Genesect was created by Team Plasma from a fossil of an ancient insectoid Pokémon, even though their former leader, N, had the project cancelled, as he felt that Pokémon are perfect beings, and modifications through science would ruin their beauty. Team Plasma technologically enhanced it, including adding a cannon which it uses to execute its signature move, Techno Blast.

Techno Blast is a special Normal-type move with 120 base power (85 prior to Generation VI) and 100% accuracy. The move changes in type depending on the Drive Genesect holds, though it can still use the move without a held Drive.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Genesect appears as a Poké Ball and Master Ball Pokémon in this game. Upon release, it jumps around the stage, shooting bolts of low knockback Techno Blasts at fixed intervals with the cannon on its back. Genesect will keep firing Techno Blasts until it lands, although it will most commonly fire twice if on a flat surface.

Upon jumping and landing twice, Genesect will proceed to fire a powerful, unblockable laser with infinite range, similar to the Daybreak's except with less KO potential, though still KOing early at a decent 70%. Genesect will repeat this process again before disappearing.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Genesect will not appear until having played Endless Smash at least once.


Genesect's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
NTSC A Bug/Steel-type Pokémon, Genesect was created from a 300-million-year-old fossil and later altered to carry a giant cannon on its back. The type of Drive inserted into the cannon affects the attack type of its Techno Blast. It will follow up this attack with a long-range laser.
Nintendo DS: Pokémon Black 2 & Pokémon White 2 (10/2012)
3DS: Pokémon X & Pokémon Y (10/2013)
PAL A Bug- and Steel-type Pokémon revived from a 300-million-year-old fossil, then modified to carry a giant cannon on its back. The type of Drive inserted into the cannon affects the attack type of its Techno Blast. After using this attack mid-jump, it attacks its target with a long-range laser that passes through obstacles.
Nintendo DS: Pokémon Black 2/White 2 (10/2012)
3DS: Pokémon X/Y (10/2013)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Genesect firing Techno Blast in Ultimate.

Genesect returns as a Poké Ball Pokémon, but its Techno Blast laser no longer has infinite range.

Genesect cannot be summoned on Mute City SNES or Suzaku Castle.


Genesect also appears as a spirit.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit Genesect.png
★★★ 3 2538 7637 1434 4315 1104 3322 No Effect Pokémon Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ゲノセクト, Genesect
UK English Genesect
France French Genesect
Germany German Genesect
Spain Spanish Genesect
Italy Italian Genesect
China Chinese (Simplified) 盖诺赛克特
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 蓋諾賽克特
South Korea Korean 게노세크트, Genesect
Netherlands Dutch Genesect
Russia Russian Дженесект


  • Genesect popping out during Mewtwo's character trailer for Smash 4 may reference their significant appearance together in the Pokémon movie, Genesect and the Legend Awakened, and the fact that they are both genetically modified Pokémon.